May 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Plugsteert 14-18

The Center Ploegsteert 14-18 will open its doors in June 2013; its objective is to make the visitor become absorbed with the personal experience of so many soldiers and civilians. We shall find testimonies, maps, vestiges, photos and newspapers there.

Ploegsteert is the only part of the territory of Wallonnie occupied by all the belligerent strengths. The site includes 18 cemeteries among which 16 have Australian graves, 35 structures in concrete, 4 craters and dugouts were fitted out…


Added by Mireille Picron on May 7, 2012 at 19:54 — No Comments

Famous Olympians: Eric Liddell

Not everyone commemorated by the Commission served in the armed forces. Civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War are remembered by name on a roll of honour in Westminster Abbey in London.

One of the names is that of Eric Liddell, perhaps one of the most famous athletes of his generation, who was the 400 yards champion in the 1924 Olympics and who has been immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire.

Eric was born in China and sent to school in…


Added by Mireille Picron on May 6, 2012 at 17:51 — No Comments

Carole Mc Entee-Taylor signs her books on May 20th at Maldon

Come and meet her, the Rifles Living History Group and other re-enactors, visit the stalls and help us raise money for The Rifles Benevolent Trust. All author royalties from book sales to them as well as stall rent. Also a good chance to visit an excellent museum.

1940s Day, Book signing and talk about The Weekend Trippers and the Defence of Calais May 1940

Sunday 20th May, 12:00, à Combined military service…


Added by Mireille Picron on May 5, 2012 at 17:38 — No Comments

Mont-Saint-Michel : commemoration at Saint-James (US cemetary)


10:30 : Speeches by the Consul of the United States, the representative of the Russian Federation and the representative of the Prefect.

Laying sprays of flowers by the authorities.

Le Mont Saint-Michel

14:00 : Flight over DZ by 2 C 130 Hercules (US Air Force), 1st dropping of confirmed jumpers, servicemen and sportsmen, from Germany, USA, France, The Netherlands and Russia.

15:00 : 1. 70th Anniversary of squadron Normandie Niemen



Added by Mireille Picron on May 5, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments


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